Monday, April 15, 2013

Possessive Nouns and Frogs

Well, again, I must apologize for my absence!  My boys have birthdays exactly one month apart.  March 15th and April 15th.  SO---while I've been planning for school----I've also been planning for those and my nights have left me e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d.

After we learned about Robert Munsch books (which we received a letter back and a story from him already!!!  My kids don't know yet--I need to type up the story using the rest of the kids in my class before I do that so I can send it home with them all at the same time), we naturally moved on to FROGGY!!!!!  Perfect--because they were all pros with onomatopoeia!  It has also been quite a bit since we have researched too, so my one team member LOVES frogs--so we had to do a little bit of researching.  I put everything into a packet that you can find at TPT and TN.  I tied in our possessive noun common core standard with the Froggy books that have "Froggy's" in the title (Froggy's sleepover, Froggy's Baby Sister, etc..)  The packet it chock full of frog themed comprehension pages and a research packet like my others for kids to look in books and draw/write info about frogs.  I also included EQ posters.

This activity is also included in my packet, but it is something that can be done with out it.  After we worked with possessive nouns all week, I gave each student 5 post-its to start with.  I told them they are going to label the room!  They walked around and labeled everything they could reach.  It was a great activity that helped me see if they REALLY knew what it meant (and it was difficult to "copy" since they couldn't label the same thing someone else did!)  After they wrote their 5, they could get more post-its from me.  I had kids coming back for seconds, thirds and fourths!  They LOVED it!  :)

{ha ha!  Mrs. Rubin's "bad words"  LOVE it!}

I had originally only planned for about 5-10 minutes of this, knowing my class.  However, I would say I let them go 15-20 minutes instead due to their engagement and how well they were working!  I LOVE how they now use the words "possessive noun" :)


  1. This is awesome! We are studying FROGS right now! Thanks!!
    Amy Burton

  2. This looks great! I love your research stuff and so does my class!

  3. I'm catching up on blog posts... and I had to laugh because my niece and nephew's birthdays are Feb. 16th and Mar 16th!! Close birthdays certainly keep you on your toes, LOL!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten


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